Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)

Queens County, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience
August 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)

The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 

Division/Department Information

The Department of Chemistry at the Queens campus of St. John's University located in New York City is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty member in the field of Analytical Chemistry at the rank of assistant professor to begin in fall 2019.

The Department of Chemistry offers the B.S. and M.S. degrees.  We have twelve tenured faculty members all of whom maintain active research and scholarly activities. The department graduates about twenty ACS-certified B.S. chemistry majors and five M.S. students per year. There is an active ACS-student Chapter and seminar program with weekly meetings. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation, including a 400 MHz NMR, ICP, GC-MS, GC-FID, UV-vis, fluorescence, LC-MS, HPLC, and FTIR instruments. More information about the Department can be found at


Successful candidates will be expected to: i) develop an independent and vigorous research program, ii) demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, iii) engage in service to the University and community.  Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry along with general chemistry.   In your application letter we encourage you to address how you would be successful in these areas.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related analytical discipline.  The qualified candidate will have a proven record of research accomplishments, including post-doctoral research training or equivalent research/industrial experience. The development of a research program involving undergraduate and master's degree students is expected and strongly supported.

 Application Process

 Please submit your letter of intent, curriculum vitae, research proposal, and teaching philosophy.  Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to  Evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled..  Nominations are highly encouraged and may be sent to: Joseph Serafin at  

Click here to view St. John's University Faculty Brochure

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.


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